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William E. Ruffier is a board certified civil trial lawyer and a named partner of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier & Sos, LLP.  Mr. Ruffier has received several prestigious legal honors including the AV® Preeminent Rating™, Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized by local and state magazines as as being in the top 1% of attorneys within the state of Florida.  Mr. Ruffier earned his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1986 and a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Florida in 1983.  His practice areas include personal injury, product liability, pediatric injuries, nursing home abuse and neglect, auto accidents, wrongful death, insurance company bad faith and hurricane property damage claims. 

Throughout his career Mr. Ruffier has been an active member of many civic and social organizations. He has held several leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America, including positions on the Central Florida Council Executive Board.  Mr. Ruffier has been instrumental in fostering spiritual growth and leadership skills among Orlando’s young men for many years.  In 2011, Mr. Ruffier received the Lutheran Lamb Award , a national award recognizing Mr. Ruffier’s 25 years of distinguished volunteer service as a Christian role model and leader for young people.  

 Mr. Ruffier has also served on the board of directors for the Central Florida Fair for the past eight years.  Mr. Ruffier was elected to serve as the Vice-President for the 2013-2014 term.


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Practice Areas


  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Zahra Shanaz Umansky

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Zahra Umansky DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffer & Sos, LLP

719 Vassar St
Orlando, FL, 32804-4920


FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine / Thomas Reuters2014
NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout AwardBoy Scouts of America2013
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine / Thomson Reuters2013
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine / Thomson Reuters2012
Lutheran Lamb AwardBoy Scouts of America2011
Florida Trend Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine / Thomson Reuters2011
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine / Thomson Reuters2010
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine / Thomson Reuters2009
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine / Thomson Reuters2007
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine / Thomson Reuters2006
Best of the BarOrlando Business Journal2006
Florida Trend Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Best of the BarOrlando Business Journal2005
Florida Trend Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerFlorida Bar1994
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1992
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims CouncilPast President1998 - 1999
Florida Bar, Client Security Fund CommitteeMember1993 - 1996
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)MemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Trial Advocate QuarterlyThe Medical Expert Witness Loophole: Should We Call It The Retired Physicians Employment Act?1991
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of FloridaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
LectureAutomobile Litigation: Strategic Issues and Answers2007
LectureHandling Medical Negligence Cases in Florida2004